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featherbed


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  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  featherbed 
  n  :  a  mattress  stuffed  with  feathers  [syn:  {feather  bed}] 
  v  1:  treat  with  excessive  indulgence;  "grandparents  often  pamper 
  the  children";  "Let's  not  mollycoddle  our  students!" 
  [syn:  {pamper},  {cosset},  {cocker},  {baby},  {coddle},  {mollycoddle}, 
  {spoil},  {indulge}] 
  2:  hire  more  workers  than  are  necessary 




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